Happy birthday Anil Kumble: Kumble turns 46 today


Mumbai: Indian spin legend Anil Kumble turned 46 on Monday with wishes pouring in from cricket fraternity and fans alike. Kumble, who recently was appointed head coach of the Indian team, has been one of the greatest servants of Indian cricket, finishing as the third-highest wicket takers in Tests with 619 wickets.  

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The latest feather in his cap was coaching India to a 3-0 whitewash over New Zealand, which helped them regain the No 1 position in the ICC Test rankings. Known for his on-field aggression back in his playing days, Kumble contributed to several memorable moments for the Indian team, whether  capturing all 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla in 1999, or bowling with a broken jaw in Antigua three years later.

His stint as the head coach got off to a successful start, with 'Jumbo' yet to record a series defeat in his reign. Given the way things are shaping up at the moment, India's prospects in the ongoing home Test season, as well as beyond, appear bright. On his 46th birthday, a number of Indian cricket legends, writers, fans, as well as well-known names from other walks of life took to social media to wish the former captain.

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